Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transitioning

EDITED: I am no longer managing the studios originally mentioned in this post, or at all affiliated with the organization. Due to serious ongoing issues with the landlord, several of us left. I wish the remaining artists the best of luck, but I am stripping any information regarding name, location, and links from my blog because I do not wish to send this landlord any traffic. There has been much heartache associated with this situation, and I am happy to answer any questions privately.

Even though the news has sort of been out for a few days now, I've been avoiding writing this post. It's not an easy post to write, because I am both excited about this new chapter, but sad to be leaving something wonderful behind.

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The day I moved into Western Avenue Studios

I moved out of my studio at Western Avenue Studios this weekend. This is not a decision I made lightly. I spent months thinking about it. WAS is a wonderful place, filled with amazing people, and I'm really sad to leave this community. Someone else has already taken over my studio, which is a strange feeling. But I had to accept the reality that I live 45 minutes away, and it had become very hard for me to be in the studio as often as I need to. If I got to the studio and realized I forgot something at home, it was an ordeal. So as much as I love WAS, and the people at WAS, I chose to find a studio closer to home.

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This brings me to the happy news. A friend sent me news that a new studio community was opening in [location removed], and I immediately called them up. Long story short, I am now the new Studio Coordinator at [information removed]. It's a brand new project, and we are in the process of leasing out studios and cleaning up the place (taking out old abandoned furniture, ripping up carpeting).

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This is going to be my studio. The old rug is coming up, and so is the vinyl flooring - there's wood flooring underneath! The shelves I am undecided about. The best part? I get my own sink!

So here I am, happy, sad, excited, a little heartbroken, and anxious for the building to be ready for move-in. We are planning an opening reception for early September, and I hope to see you there!

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  1. Oh a new beginning full of bright and shiny possibilities. Good luck my dear. If I was closer, I'd send you a good luck jade plant. :D

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    1. Thank you, dear friend! I accept virtual jade plants :) I am bad with real plants anyway... heh!

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  2. Congratulations on walking through a new door. Being closer to home will make using studio time sooooooooo much easier. A SINK!!!

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    1. I know, so rare to find a studio with a private sink!! :D

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  3. That sounds challenging but perfectly reasonable. Your new space is beautiful.

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    1. I would love to. Beverly is easy for me to get to by public transportation. We came very close to living there. Good luck with the renovations.

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    2. There's a bus from Salem that stops right in front of the studios :)

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  4. Oh, I just heard about those studios. Enjoy your new space, it looks lovely!

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